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Engaging Teen Readers with Audiobooks in Education and for Pleasure.
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Using 'Serial' to Get Students to Read More

Ironically, they can encourage students to read more.
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This article explores student engagement through listening and reading together with podcasts.  Relevant information to audiobook listening in the classroom as well!
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This article explores student engagement through listening and reading together with podcasts.  Relevant information to audiobook listening in the classroom as well!
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» Audio Books vs. Book Books: Which Does the Brain Prefer?

» Audio Books vs. Book Books: Which Does the Brain Prefer? | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it

Do we lose something of a novel when we don’t see the words spelled out in front of us? Is the medium integral to the message?

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Amazon, Audible, and the Need for Educators to Unite | Inside Higher Ed

Amazon, Audible, and the Need for Educators to Unite | Inside Higher Ed | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it
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A commentary on how educators, librarian, professors, and administrators need to find a way to come together and push for a solution for access to audiobooks (and ebooks) in libraries and education institutions.


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AudioGO Adds Spanish-Language Children’s Audiobooks

AudioGO Adds Spanish-Language Children’s Audiobooks | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it

Audiobooks have an important place in learning any language alongside an appreciation of literature.

 

"AudioGO has partnered with Lorito Books...to expand its Spanish-language audiobook offerings for children. 'This collection is dedicated to building second-language skills through the use of audiobooks and quality children’s Spanish literature'."

 

While AudioGo expresses its support of second-language acquisition, it is also a powerful addition to collections with Spanish-speaking populations - honoring the first languages of our communities and their proficiency in their first language to better acquire English as their second language.  The possibilities!

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The Work of Audiobook Narrators...

The Work of Audiobook Narrators... | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it

How long does an audiobook narration take?

 

How often do you have to take breaks?

 

These are questions posed to narrators of many popular audiobook titles at Emily's Reading Room blog.  

 

They all have their tricks to keeping their voice sounding great for audiobook listeners.

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Confessions of an audiobook addict — The Horn Book

Confessions of an audiobook addict — The Horn Book | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it

Martha V. Parravano considers how the narrator(s) can make or break a fabulous book when transformed into the audiobook format.  

 

Does "The Name of the Star," by Maureen Johnson have any fatal flaws?  Read this blog post to find out!

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Kirsten Cappy on the 'SYNC YA summer Program

Kirsten Cappy on the 'SYNC YA summer Program | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it

How did 'SYNC YA get started?  Kirsten Cappy shares her passion for audio books and how this lead to a great summer audiobook program for teens.  Free downloads of fabulous titles throughout the summer!

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Recording the Poetic Voice of "Inside Out & Back Again" by Thannha Lai

Recording the Poetic Voice of "Inside Out & Back Again" by Thannha Lai | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it

The recording of "Inside Out & Back Again" represents a great challenge in the audiobook market - representing cultural roots at the heart of a story by using voices of native speakers.

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Sync to YA Literature this Summer: Educator / Librarian Promotion Tools

Sync to YA Literature this Summer: Educator / Librarian Promotion Tools | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it

Educator / Librarian Promotion Tools for the 2012 Reading / Listening program from AudioBookSync.com - Free summer downloads of audiobooks. Totally Awesome!

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Listen-alikes: Teens and Tweens Facing Life-Changing Events

Listen-alikes: Teens and Tweens Facing Life-Changing Events | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it

Booklist Online Book Reviews: Listen-alikes

 

Teens and Tweens Facing Life-Changing Events.

by Holley, Pam 

 

Audiobooks that Teens and Tweens can connect with when they are facing their own life-changing events.

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it

 

"I have to admit…when I first started listening……I was a little bit crept out. I mean a dead girl is talking, it haunted me." ~ Teenage Bookworm

 

Some audiobooks are more than a narrative read aloud.  They reach out to the listener with a well matched cast of performers while hypnotizing the readers with the power of the story.  

 

 

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YA Litwit: Audiobook Review: Paper Towns by John Green

YA Litwit: Audiobook Review: Paper Towns by John Green | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it

"Because John [Green]'s books are so human and dialogue heavy, they make for great audiobooks if read by the right voice...listening to someone else read it just brings it to life in a way that reading it silently to yourself can't." 

 

~Karis Jacobstein

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2012 Notable Children's Recordings from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

2012 Notable Children's Recordings from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it
This is the current list of ALSC Notable Children's Recordings.
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7 Reasons Why You Should Listen to Audiobooks

7 Reasons Why You Should Listen to Audiobooks | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it
Over the last 12 months I’ve consumed a lot of audiobooks - an average of 2 a month. I still prefer reading books for learning, but I’ve realized that a
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Maybe not teen centered, but some interesting reasons for listening to audiobooks.  I never thought to listen at 1.5x or 2x the speed...  (That sort of frightens me.)

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Culturally Authentic Listening Experiences

"When there is a narrator who capably voices the story with cultural authenticity, the retelling matches the story as the author intended." ~~Junko Yokota

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When Audio Books Do and Don't Count for School

When Audio Books Do and Don't Count for School | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it
Can a student use an audio book for a school assignment? It depends on the reason the book or reading was assigned.
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Shakespeare spoken in the original Elizabethan pronunciation

Shakespeare spoken in the original Elizabethan pronunciation | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it

From the British Library: 

 

‘The British Library is today releasing a new audio CD, Shakespeare’s original pronunciation, featuring speeches and scenes performed as Shakespeare would have heard them. Although there have been a handful of attempts to perform Shakespeare in the original pronunciation on stage...this is the first time that recordings have been made available worldwide for study and enjoyment."

 

Shakespeare's plays are an integral part of the literary canon taught to teenagers in our schools.  The Acts / Scenes of his play in the original language is bound to add to the discussion.  

 


Via Sirenetta Leoni, Byron Wagner
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The Pleasures of Being Read To

The Pleasures of Being Read To | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it
Harold Bloom, the literary critic, once expressed doubt about the audiobook. “Deep reading really demands the inner ear as well as the outer ear,” he told the Times. “You need the whole cognitive process, that part of you which is open to wisdom."

 

Opinions do defer on this topic though. John Colapinto reminds us of humanities long tradition of oral storytelling and suggests the argument "that our brains were first (and thus best?) adapted to absorb long, complex fictions by ear, rather than by eye."

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Students Text for Free Audios

Students Text for Free Audios | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it
When you tell your students and younger patrons about SYNC, have them whip out their cell phones.
If they TEXT syncya to 25827 they will get an email alert each time a new pair of free audiobooks is ready to download this summer.
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Reinvent the Book Club: Host an "Audiobook" Gathering

Reinvent the Book Club: Host  an "Audiobook" Gathering | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it

I love my book club with my adult friends and I know that there are many successful teen book clubs.  (Mine mostly fail when students get Spring Fever...)  

 

Here are some tips for an Audiobook Gathering and many of these suggestions might translate to a Teen Audiobook Gathering.

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Regarding Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, Sometimes You Just Have to "Listen."

Regarding Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, Sometimes You Just Have to "Listen." | Teen AudioBooks | Scoop.it

"It was like listening to a play, the way the characters came to life." ~Lucy

 

Despite a love of reading and a longing to connect with a book, it just doesn't work out as planned.  Sometimes it takes a fabulous audiobook narrator to make that connection.  

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Clever Audiobook Ads

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Characters from classic books march down ear canals in this ad campaign for Penguin audiobooks by Y&R Malaysia.  
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Some Limits to Audiobooks. Sometimes you must be Blind or Handicapped

 Last year, more than 850,000 blind or physically handicapped people got free audiobooks in the mail through the Library of Congress.  Some of these titles are not available in an audiobook format for general listeners. 

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